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|Posté le: Mar 4 Juil - 08:50 (2017) Sujet du message: Born Schizophrenic A Mothers Search For Her Familys Sanit
As a single mom, Susan Schofield fights to keep Jani’s fragile mind from slipping back into psychosis and manage Bodhi’s worsening condition. In the middle of it all, she finds an impossible love. In Michael Schofield’s book January First, we follow their journey as their daughter’s mental illness worsens until she is finally diagnosed with schizophrenia at six. Her imaginary friends were actually hallucinations. In 2009, the family moved into two apartments. One apartment is for Jani and the other is for her two year old brother Bodhi. It’s the only way to keep him safe and let her relax in her own home. When January First ended, it was working. Born Schizophrenic: A Mother’s Search for Her Family’s Sanity is a semi-sequel to that story. January First focuses on the family’s realization that Jani was mentally ill and getting her the help she needed. Born Schizophrenic the family is able to live together again. Jani is better, but Bodhi is diagnosed with autism at two. In a twist of fate, Bodhi is now attacking the teachers and aides in his autism preschool. It was a crushing blow because he was supposed to be Jani’s savior when they were no longer around. Even worse, Susan and Michael disagree about Bodhi’s condition. Susan believes he is on the path toward schizophrenia and wants to stop it as soon as possible, while Michael believes he is severely autistic. Because Bodhi has an autism diagnosis, he receives benefits (therapies) Jani was never offered. It’s great when his medication is working, but when it isn’t working, all the behaviors come back. By the time he’s six, he’s been hospitalized nearly as often as Jani, but he isn’t improving the way she did. Of course, she received Clozaril for schizophrenia but the doctors refuse to try it because he has an autism diagnosis. As Susan and Michael continue to clash over their children’s care, their marriage is at a breaking point. Michael has an affair, then another, until they are forced to admit their marriage is over. Even then, they stay together while false allegations of child abuse, neglect, even rape, bringing the CPS and the Police banging on their door in the middle of the night. When Michael and his ex-girlfriend rekindle their relationship, divorce is inevitable. Susan must now conquer her greatest fear: raising two special needs kids, alone. Once she is confident in her new role, her true love finally walks into her life.
bound: 354 pages
publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 5, 2017)
isbn: 1544672314, 978-1544672311,
weight: 1.3 pounds (